Zen on ice

20 Feb

Hello SK friends, Louisa May Alcatt and Scrabble here reporting straight from the Orchard House, which looks like this today:


And this:


Yes, you have to wonder how we did it back in 1858, and actually back in 1690, when this structure was first built and NetFlix was not even a spark in anyone’s brain. Wonder no more how we found time to philosophize.

Let’s take a look inside, shall we? Here is a view of the gift shop, which is still open for business, BTW:


According to the laws of Feng Shui, the element of water indoors restores vital energy. ( it also cuts into profits, but that’s another post)

My Pub is so inspired by the water energy Feng Shui thing, that she decided to bring it into her own home. Can’t you just feel the peace?


Well, we’re going to sign out now so My Pub can enjoy yet again supporting our local economy.

Hi LMA’s Pub!
Hope you are well, all set with cleaning the roof. We used 3 bags of ice melt.
1.$400 clearing the roof on 2/18/15
2.$90 3 bags of ice melt on 2/18/15
Please send us a payment of $490.00.
Thank you very much

Hi LMA’s Pub!

Hope you survived this crazy snow!!
Here are the dates we plowed your driveway:
1.$80 plowing on 1/24/15
2.$25 shoveled walkway 1/24/15
3.$250 plowing on 1/27/15
4.$25 shoveled walkway on 1/27/15
Please send us a payment of $380.
Thank you very much

My Pub, Scrabble and I are considering a career change. We’re going to learn how to shovel roofs and plow driveways. Free estimates.

xo, LMA & Scrabble

PS. Here is a photo of the view from the guides room at Orchard House. Brrrrr



5 Responses to “Zen on ice”

  1. onespoiledcat February 20, 2015 at 11:40 am #

    Now that TRULY looks cold! It’s 16 here today which seems like a heat wave compared to looking at all that snow and the icicles on Orchard House!


  2. Louisa May Alcatt February 20, 2015 at 2:28 pm #

    16 is TRULY cold! Yes, it is chilly but we’re all in this together! xo, LMA

  3. Crystal M. Trulove February 22, 2015 at 11:58 am #

    Too funny! Yes, a career change to clearing away snow and ice seems like just the ticket today. I imagine business would slow down in July however. Beautiful beautiful place, even beneath all that snow.

  4. LB February 22, 2015 at 10:26 pm #

    Those are some serious ice sickles!

  5. Nancy Loderick March 8, 2015 at 4:25 pm #

    Wow – those are some monster ice things! My best friend and I visited the LMA house back in the summer, on one of those very hot days. It seems like a dream now, with our deep freeze and deep snow we’re currently experiencing.


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